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How practice actually makes people perfect

How practice actually makes people perfect

Washington, Jan 9 - A new study has shed lights on how tasks are learned and has shown that one can learn two different skills at once or learn a single skill faster.

The research conducted at University of Cambridge and the University of Plymouth found that the particular motor memory which is active and modifiable in the brain at any given time depends on both lead-in and follow-through movement, and that skills which may otherwise interfere can be learned at the same time if their follow-through motions are unique.

McIlroy smiles sheepishly as `Sweet Caroline` is played during rugby match

Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy

London, Dec 27 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy saw the funny side of American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond's song 'Sweet Caroline' as the song was played during a rugby match.

' Sweet Caroline' was played during the half-time interval of Ulster's math against Connacht and the world number one golf player couldn't help but smile when he listened to the song, the BBC reported.

Aditi Ashok wins All-India Ladies and Juniors Girls Golf Championship

Aditi Ashok wins All-India Ladies and Juniors Girls Golf Championship

Bangalore, Dec 23 - Aditi Ashok has won the Indian Golf Union (IGU) All-India Ladies and Juniors Girls Golf Championship 2014, defeating Anisha Padukone on the final lap.

Ashok, who had won the strokeplay event earlier, took an early lead, with the local girl winning by eight holes, with just seven left to play.

Ashok had also won the IGU Eastern India event in Kolkata. (ANI)

McIlroy named European Tour's Golfer of the Year for second time in three seasons

Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy

Wellington, Dec 17 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy capped an outstanding 2014 for the world number one spot and has been named the European Tour's Golfer of the Year for the second time in three seasons.

McIlroy bagged the British Open title in July and the US PGA Championship crown in August, to win the third and fourth majors of his career, before he went on to win three points as Europe retained the Ryder Cup in September, Stuff.co.nz reported.

Woods to design new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai

Woods to design new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai

New Delhi, Dec 16 : Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods would design the new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai to be built by luxury real estate developers, DAMAC Properties and operated by The Trump Organization.

Set within the 55 million square feet master community of AKOYA Oxygen, the 'Trump World Golf Club, Dubai' would include a state-of-the-art clubhouse, world-class restaurant and pro shop. The course would be situated at the heart of the development, with some of the highest premium, residential developments in Dubai overlooking the course.

McIlroy calls for faster version of golf to attract young players

McIlroy calls for faster version of golf to attract young players

London, Dec 16 : Northern Ireland golf ace Rory McIlroy has called for a faster version of the sport in order to attract young players, as sport England figures have shown that the number of 16-25 year-olds playing the game regularly has almost halved between 2009-10 and 2012-13.

McIlroy said that everything's so instant now and everyone doesn't have as much time as they used to, adding that one maybe needs to try some way of speeding the game up.

McIlroy bags BBC's Northern Ireland Sport Personality of 2014 award

McIlroy bags BBC's Northern Ireland Sport Personality of 2014 award

London, Dec 16 : Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy has been named as BBC Northern Ireland's Sport Personality of 2014 after Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton beat him by a small margin for the main national award.

McIlroy received the Northern Ireland honour after Sunday's BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony in Glasgow. Boxer Carl Frampton and Paralympic skier Kelly Gallagher were second and third in the Northern Ireland awards.

Chalmers bags Oz PGA Championship trophy post seven-hole playoff against Scott

Johannesburg, Dec 15 - Following a dramatic seven-hole playoff against world number three Adam Scott, two-time Australian Open champion Greg Chalmers bagged the Australian PGA Championship trophy on the Gold Coast on Sunday.

Scott had four opportunities to successfully defend his title with birdie putts during the marathon playoff at Royal Pines but failed to convert them. When he then missed a four-foot putt for par on the seventh playoff hole, it allowed Chalmers to seal the win with a near tap-in.

McIlroy wins Golf Writers Trophy for second time in three years post fab 2014 season

Johannesburg, Dec 10 - Following an impressive season that saw the Northern Irishman claim two major championships and play an influential role in Europe's Ryder Cup victory, world number one golfer Rory McIlroy bagged the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years.

The members of the Association of Golf Writers voted for the Northern Irishman, who won the British Open Championship and PGA Championship this season, to win the award.

Luke Donald cards three-under par 69 to take one-shot lead at Nedbank Golf Challenge

London, Dec 7 - England's Luke Donald has taken a one-shot lead over compatriot Danny Willett and Ross Fisher into the last round of the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa.

Former world number one Donald posted a three -under par 69 with five birdies and two bogeys, edging past Willett to lift him to 13 under. He said that his game plan was to shoot a solid round, and remain focused, the BBC reported.



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